The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto is Canada's only all-graduate institute of teaching, learning and research.
OISE is recognized as a global leader in graduate programs in teaching and learning, continuing teacher education, and education research. We are the largest and most research-intensive institute of education in Canada and one of the largest in North America. For more than a century, OISE has helped to transform education in Ontario, throughout Canada and around the world.
Today, OISE provides an exciting context for teaching and learning. We offer an intellectually rich and supportive community, guided by the highest standards of scholarship and a commitment to equity and social justice. We examine major issues in education, human development and professional practice and consider their impact now and in the future. We answer the critical questions that create action in the professional practice of the hundreds of thousands of teachers, researchers, professionals, policy makers, leaders and influencers who are part of the OISE community world-wide.
More than 500 members of the OISE community including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and leaders from other divisions of the University of Toronto came together during the 2010-2011 academic year to develop OISE's Strategic Plan.
The Council of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) is the highest governing body regarding academic matters at OISE that oversees governance activities of the Faculty. It exercises its powers and duties under the provisions of its Constitution, and the University of Toronto Act, 1971, as amended.